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Okanogan County’s response to census was lowest in state

OKANOGAN COUNTY – As of April 9 Okanogan County had the lowest response to the U.S. Census and there are just two days left to act by mail, according to the U.S. Census Office.

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Bharucha acting administrator at North Valley Hospital

TONASKET – Chief Financial Officer of North Valley Hospital District Bomi Bharucha is the acting administrator until a new one is found.

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Veterans Memorial Park is officially Oroville’s

OROVILLE – At their Tuesday, April 6 meeting, the Oroville City Council learned that Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park has been officially transferred over to the City of Oroville.

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Brant Phillips testifying in the trial of Tansy Mathis and David Richards on Monday, April 12. Photos by Emily Hanson

Phillips testifies Richards did not take part in murder

OKANOGAN – Brent Phillips testified in the murder trial for Tansy Mathis and David Richards on Monday, April 12, the second day of testimony in the trial, which began on Tuesday, April 6 with the selection of the jury, which heard opening statements on Friday, April 9.

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Okanogan County PUD Commissioner Ernie Bolz (standing) answers a question from the audience at a special meeting of the PUD Commissioners held at the Oroville Depot. Bolz and his fellow commissioners, David Womach and Trish Butler, as well as District Man

PUD proposing phased in rate hike

OROVILLE – The Okanogan County Public Utility District has been having a series of public meetings to explain why it will soon be asking for its first raise in electrical rates in nearly ten years.

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Kites will fly high at Bud Clark Ball Fields

OROVILLE – One of Oroville’s newest traditions, Kite Day, will take place at Bud Clark Ball Fields on Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Regional Bio-Energy Workshop April 23

OKANOGAN – Mark your calendars! Washington State University Colville Reservation-Ferry County Extension will be hosting a Regional Bio-Energy Workshop at the CCT Energy Department Headquarters at the old Armory in Okanogan on Friday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., call (509) 634-2304 to register.

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Founders Day planning under way

TONASKET – The Tonasket Founders Day Committee is hard at work planning this year’s parade and activities.

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The inside of the Wauconda Cafe' and Spaghetti Saloon which, along with the Wauconda General Store, the U.S. Post Office, a four bedroom house, a 100-year-old homestead log cabin which has been converted to a garage/workshop, a gas station and four acres

Wauconda still for sale after eBay auction

WAUCONDA – The eBay auction for Wauconda closed on Friday, April 2 and when the highest bidder didn’t come through with the down payment by the end of the day on Monday, April 5, the town was still for sale.

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Oroville School Board hears about district finances

OROVILLE – Shay Shaw, the district’s business manager, briefly discussed future finances with the Oroville School Board at their Monday, March 29 meeting.

“We had the cost savings in place last year and we are grateful our levy passed,” said Shaw, “but we still do not know which plan the state will chose for school funding next year.

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